Just picked up my new JK back in December, and I promised myself that I was going to drive it though the Summer to really get a feel for how I want to upgrade it….welp after 4 weeks of nice weather, and being out on the trails every weekend….that idea has gone right out the half-door’s. I have officially been bitten….didn’t even make it through the Spring season.
That being said, since this is my main mode of transportation so I cannot go too crazy with it. I am looking for ANY and all suggestions, for upgrades for hitting the easy to moderate level trails.
This is what I am thinking, again, I am a TOTAL newby so please hit me up with any suggestions you might have:
2-2.5 inch lift < I hear good things about SkyJacker any others?
33x12.5’s < Can these be mounted to 17 x 8.5’s? Thoughts on backspacing?
Winch/winch kit/bumper < I’ve heard nothing but great things about WARN, any other suggestions?
Skid plate > worth it? I’m assuming the answer is yes.
Is there anything else I should be considering?
Lastly…I know myself well enough to know that I do not have the patience (and frankly, know-how) to install the lift kit, and I do not want to rush it. Can you guys recommend any good shops in Central(ish) MA that would be a good place to go to have it installed? Is there a price range I should have in mind for the install?